Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance L. Jooste 1994 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance L. Jooste 1994

  • Citrus
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color: Sweet
  • 14.50 %
  • 0.5L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

This South African nectar’s reputation spans the ages with undeniable elegance. Taste the unctuousness and refreshing acidity of this ‘vin de Constance’, one of Napoléon’s favourite wines! More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very marked label, 1 label covered with film, 1 damaged wax capsule
  • Country/Region: South Africa, South Africa
  • Appellation/Wine: Afrique du Sud
  • Producer/Owner: L. Jooste
  • More information....

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance L. Jooste serve at a temperature of 10°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Roquefort, Crumble pomme rhubarbe, Volaille confite aux abricots secs.

Lot presentation
Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance L. Jooste

Cuvée presentation

The prestigious ‘vin de Constance’ was produced with meticulous precision. It has a particularly complex nose of citrus fruits and ginger and is unequalled in its elegance on the palate. The wine brilliantly combines unctuosity and refreshing acidity. A superb single-varietal Muscat de Frontignan – a favourite of Napoleon’s – with a very reasonable price!

Information about domain Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia is an estate that is intimately linked with the history of vineyards in South Africa. Simon van der Stel, Governor of the Cape of Good Hope and founder of the estate, was one of the first to have seen the Cape's strong potential for producing great wines in 1685. The name Constantia was selected for the new estate, probably inspired by Constantia van Goens, the grand-daughter of the General Governor of the Dutch East India Company, who granted Simon van der Stel land on which to set up his wine-producing estate. The estate was therefore established behind Table Mountain, around twenty kilometres from the Cape. Upon his death, the estate was purchased by Hendrik Cloete who lead it to incredible reputability: this soft wine made from over-ripe grapes was appreciated by a range of famous figures: Louis Philippe, Napoleon –(in exile at the time in Saint Helena), Frederick the Great, Bismarck… Klein Constantia fell into the hands of a succession of owners throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, experiencing times of crisis (the vineyard was devastated by phylloxera, and had to be bought out by the state at the end of the 19th century) and times of plenty: in 1913, the very wealthy Abraham Lochner de Villiers and his American wife Clara Hussey bought and successfully ran the estate until their deaths in the 1960s. Since 1980, Klein Konstantia has been owned by the Jooste family, who ploughed significant investment back into the estate to bring the historic cru back to life. Klein Constantia produces a range of wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling varieties in particular. But Constance wine is the estate's best-seller, the revival of a cuvée produced in the 18th and 19th centuries and sold in its original 50 centilitre bottle.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very marked label, 1 label covered with film, 1 damaged wax capsule
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 14.50 %
  • Country/Region: South Africa, South Africa
  • Appellation/Wine: Afrique du Sud
  • Producer/Owner: L. Jooste
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Color: Sweet
  • Service temperature: 10°
  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Intensity: Dessert wine
  • Dominant aroma: Citrus
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: Muscat de Frontignan (muscat à petits grains)
Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance L. Jooste
Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance L. Jooste

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Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance L. Jooste 1994

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